Kick & bass mixing in electronic music
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Kick & bass mixing in electronic music

Go to pro-kick&bass sound in your music
3.9 (10 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
39 students enrolled
Created by Nikita Om
Last updated 4/2017
Price: $20
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make a perfect mix of kick and bass in your tracks
  • Use the most effective kick&bass mixing techniques
  • Develop your signature kick&bass sound like a Pro
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  • Beginner's level of working in your DAW (Live, FL, Logic...)

Kick&bass — is a basis of ANY electronic dance track.
Need more reasons to learn how to make it professionally?

Powerful kick&bass will make 50% of your track. Bad kick&bass will ruin any track, doesn't matter how cool is the melody and design...

In this course you will learn all major skills for mixing kick&bass sounds for your dance track. All professionals use them on every track, so you should do that to achieve pro-sound.

You think, you know how to make kick&bass? Do you tune your kick to the tone of the track? Can you provide transparent and powerful kick&bass sound in a club, on home sound system and in headphones? Can you find the best kick&bass length for particular BPM?

If you are confusing with this questions — try this course. You will have better sound: more powerful, loud, clean and groovy.

Why you should look for this video:

  • Kick & Bass is a basis of any dance track
  • I give you direct experience as a music producer & trainer
  • You will have modern information on the topic

How much time you need to have results:

This is 110 min course. Spend 3-5 hours on practice and you will learn all professional skills for mixing kick&bass. Sure this techniques will be growing with you and it needs time for full understanding. But I can confidently say that right after you will start to use this tricks, your sound will become much better!

Who is the target audience?
  • Electronic music sound producers who want to have great professional sounding tracks with killer bass-section
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
Why kick & bass are so important and whats the problem
16 Lectures 01:38:24

Main reasons why kick&bass are so important in dance music and why you should use special techniques to make it professionally.

Preview 04:33

There is a huge difference between concert sound and portable speakers. And this is the main source of problems with bass sound. We will cover differences in frequency range, attack, release and how it works with music.

Big and small sound

We will cover the biggest problem of home-music production — bass monitoring. I will share some ideas and tips to get proper bass balance on your sound system.

Bass monitoring

One of the main goals in working with kick&bass in EDM music — find the best spot and following that sound in future tracks. This is how professional producers work. You don't need to find kick&bass balance every time from scratch. You need to have already proper kick&bass channels. And in this video we will follow the process of searching this sweet spot.

Preview 07:12

Volume fader — is our main instrument. In many problem mixes volume editing is already enough to put the sound to the next level. There are some trick on making best volume balance between kick & bass.

Kick & bass volume balance

Best thing that you can learn to make good kick & bass is timing. Timing parameters can really completely change perception of your sound. It's "next level" skills that separate professionals and "others". And the same time it's super simple stuff.

Kick & bass timing

Kick layering

Using special kick plugin is a modern way to have proper kick sound in every track. We will learn the best plugin "Big Kick". After this video you will 100% know how to make proper kick sound for any genre and how to use it in any of your future tracks.

Preview 09:31

True magic in this video. We wil learn one od the most powerful parameter of bassline that is rarely used by all beginners. Any professional will say that only with detailed velocity programmed bassline become alive.

Bass velocity

You will learn instruments for working with bassline timing — an important parameter for building your grooves.

Bass timing

Have you ever used swing-patterns in your DAW? It's a powerful instrument for building a strong groove and can enhance your loops, basslines and any midi/audio content.

Bass groove swing

Side-chain compression — an effect that defines modern electronic music You will learn different ways of making that "pumping" sound in your tracks. It gives more dynamics, more space for other instruments, more powerful groove and finally — more volume.

Pumping and side-chain

If you want to have pro-sound in bassline section — try bassline tweaking... This is the most powerful and complete tool for building kick&bass section.

Bass timbre tweaking

Discover how to add different effects (native and plugins) to kick&bass group to add more sustain, warmth and actually any character to your sound.

Kick&bass effects

Classic mixing techniques to put kick, bass and other elements together.

Mixing kick&bass with other instruments
About the Instructor
Nikita Om
3.9 Average rating
10 Reviews
39 Students
1 Course
Sound Producer

Hi, i make sound design, recordings, compose music and make live sets. Since 2012 made 5 albums from chillout to techno and psy-trance, released on Zenon (Germany), Merkaba (USA), Altar (Canada).